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Justice Department Shares Concerns With AZ Senate Audit, Recount
In a letter to the president of the Arizona Senate, an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice expressed concerns that an audit and recount of the November election in Maricopa County may be out of compliance with federal laws.
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Scottsdale To Repeal Mask Mandate; County Rule Still In Effect
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane announced Sept. 21 the city would be rescinding a mask mandate that had been put in place in mid-June. On Sept. 22, Honor Health — Scottsdale’s largest employer — as well as the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce issued statements criticizing the rollback of the mandate.
Sept. 24, 2020
Group Gives $875K To 8 Dem Legislative Candidates
The political arm of the League of Conservation Voters is funneling $875,000 towards eight Democratic incumbents and challengers.
Sept. 24, 2020
Commission On Judicial Performance Review Publishes 2020 Ratings
The Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review has published its official findings for the judges on the 2020 general election ballot.
Sept. 23, 2020
Disability Groups Working To Ensure People With Disabilities Can Vote
People with intellectual or developmental disabilities can face several hurdles when it comes to exercising their right to vote. One hurdle comes down to stigma. Another is access.
Sept. 23, 2020
Maricopa County Attorney Calls For Body Cameras For All AZ Officers
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel is calling for body-cameras statewide just days after she announced she would not seek criminal charges against the trooper who fatally shot a Black man during a May traffic stop in Phoenix. Trooper George Cervantes was not wearing a body camera when he shot Dion Johnson.
Sept. 23, 2020
Campaigns Need To Talk More To Latino Voters To Win Their Votes
Democrats and Republicans both see Latinos as a key voting bloc in the upcoming elections. The Show spoke with Daniel Garza, president of the Libre Initiative, about how important he thinks Latino voters will be this fall.
Sept. 23, 2020
Memorial Honors Submariners Lost In Line Of Duty
Phoenix typically isn’t identified with submarines for some pretty obvious reasons. But there is a strong retired military presence in Arizona and an interest among many in military history. The Show spoke with Marcus Hensley, the co-chair of the Arizona Silent Service Memorial effort, who has also served on submarines.
Sept. 23, 2020
How Trump Helped Guatemala Shut Down Anti-Corruption Probe
President Donald Trump and former Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales have a lot in common. Both had been TV stars in their home countries before entering politics, and both felt they were being targeted by anti-corruption pioneers — Robert Mueller for Trump and a dogged prosecutor named Iván Velásquez for Morales.
Sept. 23, 2020
Maricopa County Election Officials Adjusting For Early Voting, Election Day During Pandemic
Leading up to what is often referred to as “voting month,” The Show spoke with the two people most responsible for making sure the election goes smoothly in Maricopa County — County Recorder Adrian Fontes, who is up for re-election this year, and Director of Election Day and Emergency Voting Scott Jarrett.
Sept. 23, 2020
Officials At Odds Over Potential Voting Changes For Some Populations
As the November election nears and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there are questions about how some vulnerable populations will be able to cast their ballots. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has made moves she says will ensure all who are eligible to vote in November can do so. But some county recorders and Gov. Doug Ducey have expressed concerns about those changes, and the governor has asked Hobbs to suspend the changes immediately.
Sept. 23, 2020
AZ Still Has 1 Confederate Monument On State Land
Only one of four confederate monuments on Arizona state property is still standing. Despite calls to remove it, the state has not made any attempt to deal with the controversial monument in a state-run Sierra Vista cemetery.
Sept. 23, 2020
WATCH: Senate Committee Hears From Coronavirus Task Force
Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force are briefing a Senate panel on the federal response to the pandemic. Witnesses include Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health and CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield.
Sept. 23, 2020
Phoenix Moves Forward On Latino Cultural Center
City leaders unanimously agreed Tuesday that Phoenix should oversee a new Latino Cultural Center for its first five years, in partnership with a nonprofit or collective. After five years, the city plans to turn over operations to the nonprofit or collective.
Sept. 22, 2020
Less Than 2 Weeks Left For Arizonans To Register To Vote
Arizona’s deadline to register to vote in the upcoming election is Oct. 5. The last day to request a mail ballot is Oct. 23.
Sept. 22, 2020
Are Trump, Biden Campaigns Doing Enough To Reach Latino Voters?
In Arizona and across the country, the Trump campaign is making a play for the Latino vote. But is theirs a message that will resonate with this diverse group? And on the other side of the aisle, is Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s campaign doing enough to court this all-important voting block?
Sept. 22, 2020
New Police Chiefs Face Impossible Task Of Pleasing Officers, Community And Elected Officials
Tension between law enforcement and communities of color has grown since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Some actions by officers have led communities to search for new leaders for their police forces.
Sept. 22, 2020
Phil Boas: Biden Campaign Needs More Presence In AZ
The week of Sept. 13, President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka visited Arizona. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen also came to our state, which is one of the most competitive in the country for the upcoming presidential election. But Democratic nominee Joe Biden hasn’t been here yet. And some observers, including Greg Moore of the Republic, believe it’s time for that to change.
Sept. 21, 2020
City Rejects Black Lives Matter, Pro-Police Street Murals
In September, the city of Phoenix denied requests for two murals to be painted on city streets; in a letter to supporters of both, City Manager Ed Zuercher cited concerns with safety and federal guidelines for markings on streets as among the reasons to deny the requests.
Sept. 21, 2020
Arizona Winnows Down List Of Redistricting Candidates
Fifty-one Arizonans will be considered for the Independent Redistricting Commission, the group tasked with redrawing the state’s congressional and legislative district lines. Two Democrats and two Republicans will eventually be selected, and those four choose the independent chair.
Sept. 21, 2020
Both Trump And Biden Campaign Events Court Veteran Vote In Arizona
Over the past few days, both the Trump and Biden campaigns held events targeted to Arizona’s 500,000 military veterans. The traditionally conservative group is quickly growing as polarized as the rest of the national electorate, and both campaigns are seeing opportunities to win votes from members of the military, which makes up 10% of Arizona’s voting age population.
Sept. 21, 2020

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